They predicted that without supporting the modernization and expansion of the system, the federal government will suffer economic growth and lessen the quality of life in America's most densely populated and economically productive region. Christie killed the original project, which would have added a second tunnel to augment the current 110-year-old tunnel, due to cost overrun concerns.
Christie's 2010 decision has come under fire recently as New York's Penn Station has been the site of two train derailments and other major delays in recent weeks, affecting Northeast Corridor commuters. Republican President Donald Trump, a friend of Christie's, has proposed cutting the federal government's input for the project, throwing it into doubt.
"I will speak my mind publicly and privately" with President Trump, the governor said about transportation policy.
He says a new tunnel project he supports is far superior and the previous project "stunk" because the cost wasn't shared by New York state or New York City and trains wouldn't have terminated in Penn Station.
One officer was killed and two police officers were seriously wounded when the attacker emerged from a auto and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer's department store at the center of the Champs-Elysees, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said. Newark Penn Station is the busiest in New Jersey.
The $20 billion project rebuilds the portal bridge over the Hackensack River and adds two tunnels under the Hudson, allowing Amtrak to fix the existing tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
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During the news conference yesterday, Christie joined Booker and other officials, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, in calling for Trump's secretary of transportation Elaine Chao to visit the region to see for herself why the infrastructure here still needs to be replaced.
"That's done. That's history", Booker said.
Christie seemed anxious Thursday to wag a finger at the line of questioning from some reporters, saying that "the press in this state isn't happy unless they're bitching". Before he could answer, Booker leapt to Christie's defense.
But yesterday, the protesters who crashed Booker's news conference didn't share his goodwill toward the governor, or the view that the past is the past when it comes to Christie's decisions on infrastructure. "And I hate that I have to revisit that all the time".
Specifically, the bipartisan effort seeks to ensure that the Trump Administration provides funding for The Gateway Project, a $24 billion twin tunnel system under the Hudson River that would relieve the two currently-used tunnels, which are almost 110 years old.
Booker also appeared with Christie at an event in Newark in 2013, just as the governor was seeking re-election and Booker was running to fill the Senate vacancy that was created by Lautenberg's death earlier that year. However, after it ended, PIX11 News asked him about them. He said that he endorsed what Senator Booker is trying to do.